Equal Pay Lawsuit: Prior Salary Can't Justify Pay Gap

April 19, 2018 | From HRCalifornia Extra

​​​Equal Pay Day — the date that symbolizes how far in the current year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year — was this past April 10. The day prior, the Ninth Circuit fittingly issued a landmark equal pay decision.

The question, according to the court, was “simple:” Can an employer justify a pay difference between male and female employees by relying on prior salary?​

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